Apple Fast Facts

In the year that Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne established Apple in the year 1976, they couldn’t imagine Apple becoming an international leader in technology.

Over the years Apple has created history with its devices and initiatives. From the launching of the first-ever iPhone and MacBook Air to speculations about being the first to develop an AR/ VR Goggle, they have created something special.

As of now, Apple is no longer just a tech manufacturer. No, it’s more like a global family.

And, here’s a few interesting facts that we believe all the family members should know…

Facts about the Apple, inc.

  • On April 1st, 1976, Apple Computers, Inc. was established with the help of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Its first item was the Apple I, a personal computer. An Apple personal computer.

  • In December 1980, Apple announced its first open public sale in the amount of 4.6 million shares for $22 per share.
  • In January 1983, Apple unveiled Lisa, the new name for personal computers.

  • In 1985, Apple ceases production of the Lisa following a disappointing year, and Jobs is fired from the company.
  • On December 26, 1999, Apple purchased NeXT Software from Jobs' firm, Apple.

  • In 1997, in the aftermath of corporate shakeups as well as sales declines, Apple welcomes Jobs back as interim CEO.
  • On August 15, 1998, the iMac, a slimmer personal computer, was launched.

  • In January 2000, Jobs became the permanent CEO.

  • On January 9th, 2001, iTunes was launched.

  • On October 23, 2001, the iPod's music player was launched.

  • On the 28th of April, 2003, Apple announced its iTunes Music Store.
  • In January 2006, Apple launched its first Intel-based laptops, the iMac and MacBook Pro. A MacBook Pro

  • On January 9, 2007, the iPhone was revealed.

  • In February 2007, Apple TV hit stores.

  • On January 27, 2010, the iPad was officially announced.

  • On June 6, 2011, Apple introduced iCloud, the first online storage for media.
  • On October 5, 2011, Jobs was found dead after fighting cancer.
  • On February 6, 2013, Apple confirmed that iTunes had crossed the threshold of 25 billion sold songs.
  • On May 28, 2014, Apple unveiled an agreement to purchase Beats for the sum of $3 billion.
  • On June 9, 2014, Apple announced an open stock split, which brings prices down from the previous price of $647.50 to $92.44.
  • On September 9, 2014, Apple announced its Apple Watch, a wearable device.

  • On December 16th, 2014, Apple won an antitrust suit that was filed by 8 million iPod owners who claimed that Apple used its monopoly power in the field of music to eliminate competitors.
  • On June 8, 2015, Apple unveiled Apple Music, a streaming music service that includes a live radio station and a social networking site.
  • On February 3, 2016, the jury found Apple liable for $626 million in compensation after finding that iMessage, FaceTime, and various other Apple software violated patents belonging to another company. The lawsuit, first brought in 2010, by the company VirnetX, is a lawsuit that accuses Apple of infringing on four patents, most of which include methods for real-time communication through the Internet.
  • On February 16, 2016, Apple said it would not comply with a California judge's request to help the FBI hack the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman. A public letter written by Cook explains the reason why the company has decided not to comply with the demands of the government.
  • On March 28, 2016, the Department of Justice said that the FBI has "successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone" and has decided to drop its case on Apple as it no longer requires the assistance of Apple.

  • On August 30, 2016, the European Union ruled that Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 billion in tax back. According to the EU, Ireland has been providing Apple with tax breaks for over twenty years. Ireland's finance minister has issued a statement expressing disapproval of the EU's decision and stating that the country doesn't favor any particular company by granting a lower tax rate for certain businesses. In an email, Cook says he anticipates the tax ruling by the EU is likely to be reversed if appealed.
  • On September 12, 2017, Apple unveiled its iPhone X, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, all of which are compatible with wireless charging. The iPhone X will also support wireless charging. The iPhone X will also feature facial recognition technology, a lack of a home button, a 3D camera, and an edge-to-edge screen.

  • On December 21st, 2017, Apple released an official statement stating that it has made use of software updates to slow down its performance on older iPhones, which may be suffering from battery problems that cause them to turn off abruptly.
  • On December 28th, 2017, Apple apologized to its customers for releasing an update that could cause older iPhones to slow down. Apple is now offering less expensive battery replacements to compensate for the issue.
  • On June 15th, 2018, Oprah Winfrey signed a multi-year contract with Apple to develop brand new original programming.
  • On August 2, 2018, Apple became the very first American publicly-traded company to reach a value of $1 trillion.
  • On October 10, 2019, In an email addressed to employees, Cook defends Apple's decision to remove the map application that Hong Kong protesters employed to track police. Cook says that it was employed for purposes that "endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong."
  • On November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ will be a subscription streaming service that includes original programming and debuts.

  • On November 4, 2019, Apple will unveil the release of a $2.5 billion financing package to ease problems with housing across California, which have grown worse as a result of the rapid expansion of tech firms.
  • On July 29, 2020, Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Google's subsidiary Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg all testified before the House subcommittee on antitrust to discuss the possibility that their companies could be hurting competition.
  • On November 18, 2020, Apple agreed to pay $113 million to settle a probe by states such as California and Arizona into how Apple failed to disclose iPhone battery issues, which resulted in unexpected device shutdowns.
  • On December 14, 2020, Apple launches Apple Fitness+, a service based on the Apple Watch.

  • On January 9, 2021, Apple eliminates the social media platform for right-wingers, Parler, from its App Store. Apple says Parler's posts contain numerous "direct threats of violence and calls to incite lawless action."
  • On November 23, 2021, Apple launches an action in the case of NSO Group and its parent company and accuses the Israeli firm of infringing on the federal anti-hacking laws through the sale of powerful software that clients have employed to monitor Apple customers. The suit claims that NSO's spyware, referred to as Pegasus, and various other malware has caused Apple financial and property damage, as well as violated the rights of Apple users in the process.


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